About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Hospital Chronicles, a peer-reviewed journal, is the official journal of the Scientific Society of Evagelismos General Hospital of Athens. It provides timely publication of important scientific developments in the field of medicine. The Journal publishes both basic and clinical papers of scientific merit devoted to all fields of medicine.

The Journal focuses on attracting authors from all disciplines in Medicine to submit manuscripts, including original articles, comprehensive reviews, case reports, images in medicine, seminars & symposia, which will be educational and informative of important progress in clinical investigation in all fields of Medicine.

Peer Review Process

All articles are peer-reviewed via an online reviewing process.

Plagiarism software are being used to check all manuscripts prior to publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



Hospital Chronicles (Nosokomeiaka Chronika) is the official, peer-reviewed journal issued by the Scientific Society of the Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens (SSEH).

The Hospital Chronicles (Nosokomeiaka Chronika) provides timely publication of important scientific developments in the field of Medicine. The Journal publishes basic and clinical papers of high scientific merit devoted to all fields of Medicine. Its contents vary in type, ranging from papers on original research, special topics and case reports to comprehensive reviews, editorials, images and letters to the editor. Any potential conflict of interest must be disclosed.

Articles are to be accompanied by a cover letter including the name, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail of their author, even when s/he is signing on behalf of a team of co-authors.

Authorship should be limited to those who have substantially contributed to the study’s design, data analysis and to drafting the manuscript. All manuscripts are subjected to peer review. Authors may suggest names and corresponding email addresses of potential reviewers. However, Hospital Chronicles (Nosokomeiaka Chronika) reserves the right of final selection.

It is recommended that all manuscripts be submitted online at: www.hospitalchronicles.gr (http://www.hospitalchronicles.gr/index.php/hchr/author)

In case manuscripts are submitted in print, they are to be accompanied by some electronic media, e.g. USB flash drive or CD, bearing the same contents and sent to the following address:

Hospital Chronicles (Nosokomeiaka Chronika)

Editorial Office

Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens

Ipsilantou 45-47

Athens 106 76, Greece

Phone: +30-213-204 1744   

Email: sseh@evaggelismos-hosp.grsseh.evaggelismos@gmail.com

Statement of Purpose: The Hospital Chronicles (Nosokomeiaka Chronika) publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of clinical Medicine and scientific advances. Review articles may be requested, but unsolicited submissions are also considered. All articles go through the peer-review process.

Copyright Assignment: Copyright assignment is mandatory and all authors are required to assign copyright to the publisher prior to publication.

Manuscript Preparation: Authors should submit an electronic version of their manuscript. As regards text files, Microsoft Word (.doc /.docx) files are preferred. As regards image files, TIFF or JPEG files with an analysis of >300 DPI are preferred. Manuscripts must be double-spaced and single-columned with a minimum of 1-inch (2.5-cm) margins on all four sides. Arrange contents as follows:

  • Title Page                                                          
  • Abstract                                                      
  • Key Words                                                       
  • List of Abbreviations (keep to a minimum)            
  • Text
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figure Legends
  • Figures

Manuscript Format

Title Page: Must contain a brief and descriptive title of the article, a short heading of less than 50 words, the authors’ full names, academic degrees, hospital and academic affiliations, acknowledgment of all sources of financial support/sponsorship, as well as the name, address, phone, fax, and email address of the author responsible for any future correspondence and/or reprint requests.

Abstract: Must include a brief structured abstract with no references, of less than 250 words. Structure the abstract as follows: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Conclusion should be based solely on the article’s findings and underline the importance and implications of the findings. For case reports, provide an abstract of 50-100 words. Avoid all abbreviations other than standard units of measurement. Use generic names of drugs. List 5-10 key words for indexing purposes. No abstract is necessary for the Images in Medicine section.

List of Abbreviations: Use only commonly accepted abbreviations. Restrict to a minimum.

Text: Organize text into sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, with appropriate subheadings. Explain abbreviations when first mentioned, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. References, tables, and figures should be cited in numerical order. Avoid jargon, clichés, laboratory slang, underlining, italics and bold face typing or capitalizing. References to pacemakers, defibrillators, other devices and device leads must adhere to code structures and usage conventions. Acknowledgments should be written at the end of the text, before References. Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to seek linguist expert assistance. In general, manuscripts should not contain more than 30 double-spaced pages in print, 10 images and/or figures and 100 references. A greater number of references may only be allowed for comprehensive review articles.

References: Number references in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Use superscript numerals for text citations, to be placed following punctuation marks. Include references to unpublished material or personal communications in the text in parentheses. Abbreviate titles of journals in compliance with the recommendations of Index Medicus, National Library of Medicine. In the reference list, include names and initials of all authors. List all authors in full if 3 or fewer; otherwise, list the first 3 in full and then add “et al.” Include title, source, year, volume and inclusive page numbers, in accordance with the formatting and punctuation example below:

Journal article: 1. Manolis AS, Wang PJ, Estes NAM III. Radiofrequency catheter ablation for cardiac tachyarrhythmias. Ann Intern Med 1994; 121:452-461.

Book chapter: 2. Manolis AS. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads. In: Estes NAM, Manolis AS, Wang PJ (eds). Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: A Comprehensive Textbook, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, NY, 1994, pp. 607-633.

For online material, please cite the URL, together with the date you accessed the website. Example: “Henkel J. Testicular Cancer: Survival High With Early Treatment. FDA Consumer magazine [serial online]. January-February 1996. Available at: 

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/196_test.html. Accessed August 31, 1998.”

Online journal articles can be cited using the DOI number. Langston, Marc; Tyler, James (2004). "Linking to journal articles in an online teaching environment: The persistent link, DOI, and OpenURL". The Internet and Higher Education. 7 (1): 51–58. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2003.11.004.

Material presented at a meeting but not published: Provide name(s) of author(s), presentation title(s), full event title, event dates and location.

Video Requirements: Inclusion of videos in the published paper is at the discretion of the Editors.

  1. Video submissions for online viewing should be in one of the following formats: Audio Video Interleave (.avi), MPEG (.mpg), or Quick Time (.qt, .mov).
  1. Videos should be brief (<2–4 min). Longer videos will require longer download times and may have difficulty playing online. Videos should be restricted to the most critical aspects of your research. A long procedure may be edited into several shorter videos and submitted in that form.
  2. It is advisable to compress files to use as little bandwidth as possible and to avoid overly long download times. Video files should be < 5 megabytes. If files are larger, please contact the Hospital Chronicles (Nosokomeiaka Chronika) Editorial Office.
  3. Kindly include in the manuscript a captions page, providing a brief description of each video’s contents. Please note that ALL videos must be linked to specific images or image panels.
  4. If your paper is accepted for publication, you may wish to supply the editorial office with several different resolutions of your video files. This will allow viewers with slower connections to download a lower resolution version of your video.

Table(s): Tables must be self-explanatory and supplement the text rather than duplicate it. Each table should be placed on a separate page and specifically designed for economy of space and readability. Provide a heading for each table. Any notes and/or abbreviations included in the table are to be explained in a footnote. Abbreviations must be listed and explained in alphabetical order. Footnotes should be used in the following order: *, †, §,║,¶. Number tables in succession, with Arabic numerals, in their order of appearance within the text.

Policy/Letter of Submission: Manuscripts submitted must be original. No part of them may be concurrently under consideration for publication elsewhere and no part may have already been published previously, with the sole exception of an abstract of <400 words. Include ONLY authors who have made an important contribution to the study and are thoroughly familiar with the data. All authors are responsible for the contents and, as such, must have read and approved the manuscript, which needs to conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals published in the Annals of Internal Medicine 1977; 126:36-47. Studies involving experimental animals and humans must conform to the guiding principles of the Declaration of Helsinki; all human subjects must have provided informed consent and all studies must have been approved by the Institutional Committee on Human Research at the authors’ institution. Any financial or other relations must be disclosed. Letters of submission should state and confirm the above. Use of previously published graphic and tabular material is discouraged. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission in order to re-use material (illustrations, tables, quotes) from other sources. Permission letters from copyright holder(s) and the author(s) of the original source, along with complete bibliographic information, must be submitted along with the manuscript.

Manuscript Categories:

Comprehensive reviews: Review articles should spread up to 10,000 words in total, including references, tables, and figures. References are limited to 100 and those which are older than 10 years should be better avoided. Use other articles to incorporate older references.

Case reports: Case reports are limited to 5 authors and a total of 10 double-spaced pages, including text, <30 references, 1-2 tables, legends captions to images and a maximum of 5 images.

Images in Medicine: Submissions to Images should be limited to a double-spaced typewritten narrative, 3 illustration panels and 5 authors. Image captions may or may not be used, while reference citations are limited to 10 at most.

Letters to the Editor: Letters should be double-spaced, contain less than 1000 words, and should address issues regarding articles previously published in the Journal. Letters should not include tables or images. Letters drawing from unpublished data will not be accepted. Authors of original articles mentioned in the letter will be invited to reply.

Revisions: Revisions of manuscripts accepted for publication should be submitted electronically, either by use of our website or by e-mail.

Reprints: Reprints may be ordered using a special form provided together with the approved copy of page proofs. No further copies of published papers will be provided. A PDF copy of the article will be made available for download by its author.

Send material to:

Hospital Chronicles (Nosokomeiaka Chronika)

Editorial Office

Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens

Ipsilantou 45-47

Athens 106 76, Greece

Telephone: +30-213- 204 1744

Email: sseh@evaggelismos-hosp.gr / sseh.evaggelismos@gmail.com

Material Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their material’s compliance with all of the following items; any material submitted that fails to adhere to these guidelines will be returned to its author(s).

  • The material has not been previously published, nor has it been submitted to another journal for consideration (otherwise, an explanation is to be provided in the Comments to the Editor). All co-authors have read the final version of the manuscript and fully agree with its current content and submission.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word
  • Where available, URLs for references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the style and bibliography requirements outlined in Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file includes all author name(s), affiliations, and contact information.
  • Research involving human subjects, human material or human data, must have been conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinkiand approved by a competent ethics committee. A statement detailing this - providing the name of the ethics committee as well as the reference number, where appropriate - must be included in all manuscripts reporting such research.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this Journal hereby agree to retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this Journal.

Privacy Statement

All names and email addresses entered in this site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


ISSN: 1790-7306


e-ISSN: 1792-9172

Dr. Athanasios Yalouris

Elpis General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Associate Editor


Dr. Vassilios Vougas

Dr. Spyridon Savvanis

Evagelismos General Hospital of Athens

Elpis General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Assistant Editors


Dr. Antonios Chalapas

Dr. Pinelopi Grigoropoulou

Dr. Dimitrios Syrigos

Dr. Natalia Vallianou

Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece

Elpis General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Elpis General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Evagelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Editorial Assistant


Katerina Papamali

Evagelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Editor Emeritus


Dr. Costantinos G. Alexopoulos

Prof. Antonis S. Manolis

Editorial Staff  





Anesthesiology: Konstantina Romana, MD (GR)

Cardiac Surgery: Panagiotis Dedeilias, MD (GR)

Cardiology: Antonis S. Manolis, MD (GR)

Endocrinology: Stylianos Tsagarakis, MD (GR)

Gastroenterology: Gerasimos Mantzaris, MD (GR)

Hematology: Maria Pagoni, MD (GR)

Infectious Diseases: Vasileios Papastamopoulos, MD (GR)

Intensive Care: Spyridon Zakynthinos, MD (GR)

Internal Medicine: Emmanuel Andreadis, MD (GR)

Nephrology: Theofanis Apostolou, MD, (GR)

Neurosurgery: George Stranjalis, MD (GR)

Nuclear Medicine: Ioannis Datseris, MD (GR)

Ophthalmology: Charalampia Linardi, MD (GR)

Orthopedics: Christos Garnavos, MD (GR)

Otorhinolaryngology: Iro Kokkevi, MD (GR)

Pathology: Dimitra Rontogianni, MD (GR)

Psychiatry: Stavroula Theodoropoulou, MD (GR)

Radiology: Dimitrios Exarhos, MD (GR)

Surgery: George Stylianidis, MD (GR)

Thoracic Surgery: Kalliopi Athanassiadi, MD (GR)



ISSN: 1790-7306 / e-ISSN: 1792-9172


Hospital Chronicles (HC) is indexed in Index Copernicus (2015 IC Value: 70.14) (http://www.journals.indexcopernicus.com/Hospital+Chronicles+Nosokomeiaka+Chronika,p214,3.html) and Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/) (http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=hospital+chronicles&hl=en&btnG=Search&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=on). Hospital Chronicles has also been added to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (http://www.doaj.org/openurl?genre=journal&issn=17907306) and included in the Free Medical Journals (FMG) Database by Amedeo.com (http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/fmj/E8.HTM). HC has also been accepted by and included in the EBSCO databases (http://www.ebscohost.com/), Elsevier products (www.elsevier.com), ProQuest (http://www.proquest.co.uk/en-UK/default.shtml), HINARI (http://www.who.int/hinari/en/), OCLC/WorldCat (http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=hospital+chronicles), CiteFactor (http://www.citefactor.org/journal.aspx?query=hospital+chronicles), SJIF Journals Master List and Academic Resource Index / ResearchBib (http://www.researchbib.com/view/issn/1790-7306)  databases.

Hospital Chroniclesis indexed in the website of AE Global Index (http://aeglobalindex.com) and included in the Journals master list-2015 after detailed review process and evaluation.


Hospital Chronicles is indexed in the website of AE Global Index (http://aeglobalindex.com) and included in the Journals master list-2015 after detailed review process and evaluation.

Journal History

Hospital Chronicles (www.hospitalchronicles.gr), initially published in Greek, as “Nosokomeiaka Chronika”, since 1945, prize awarded by the National Academy of Athens for its contribution to the education of several generations of Greek physicians, was transformed into an international journal in 2006 named Hospital Chronicles.